What is PTCA?
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty or PTCA, which is more simply known as Angioplasty is a common and one of the least invasive procedures for restoring the blood flow is blocked and damaged coronary arteries. It is used to prevent coronary artery disease that occurs when the fat and cholesterol deposit form plaques in arterial walls.
How PTCA works?
PTCA is performed by inserting a tube called a catheter onto the narrowed area of the artery. At the end of the catheter, there is a balloon, which is inflated when the target area is reached. This expansion causes a widening effect on the blocked area to restore the normal blood flow. Also, this action can disturb the plaque deposits and unbind them to lessen the measure. To ensure that the artery doesn’t narrow down again, a stent is inserted in the area. During the healing process time, the tissue will be formed over the stent as the blood flow gets normalized. The Angioplasty process can be performed safely and effectively with the help of some technologies like interventional cardiologists make use of fluoroscopy, which is a special type of X-ray instrument used to detect the location of artery blockages. Intravascular ultrasound allows them to anticipate the blood vessels to select the right size of catheters, stents, and balloons.
The time period of the PTCA procedure can last from less than an hour to or a few hours, depending on the asperity of the blockage.
Not all coronary artery disease is suitable for an Angioplasty procedure. A patient has to go under a series of blood tests, urine analysis, X-rays, and other medical work-ups to find out if the patient is suitable for Angioplasty or not. Only your physician can advise you on the best treatment for coronary. In cases when the blockage occurs in the naturally narrow arteries or when there are too many blocked branches, there are more invasive treatments that can be suggested.
What are the risks involved?
PTCA is effective in reconstructing normal blood flow in the arteries. However, this procedure brings about a small amount of risk to the patients. There is the possibility of getting severe complications in 1 out of every 2000 procedures where there is the risk of bleeding is also significantly low.
PTCA Balloons Catheter
Dutch Technology Catheters B.V. is an innovative research and development organization that offers semi-compliant, non-compliant balloon recipe transfer services to standard equipment platforms. The excellent series is available for full design technology transfer and EU market-proven PTCA designs.
The excellent SC is a well-balanced semi-compliant balloon catheter that is specifically created for crossing the toughest bruises and tracking convoluted analysis, customized for every sore size. They are made up of Pebax or higher-durometer polyurethanes and are used in applications in which mid-pressure is required along with high consent than a non-compliant balloon. Additionally, more flexibility to ease the delivery is required.
PTCA Non- Compliant
These high-pressure balloons are generally made up of polyester or nylon and are used for the kind of applications that requires balloon expansion to a specific diameter. It strives high pressure so that the blockage gets opened or vasculature gets stretched. It has nominal growth and combines advanced accuracy and material engineering technologies for the best authenticity.
PTCA Stent Delivery System
It has an enlarged crossability and pliable deliverability. The excellent SDS is considered by many doctors globally and it is referred to as a high-quality captive PTCA catheter. It is an all-in-one fixed wire coronary stenting device that is designed for direct stenting, averting the requirement of traditional guidewires and predilatation balloons.